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Old 04-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #61
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I'm getting mine to look like I had envisioned.

Aggressive tires, ceramic coated muffler and exhaust, lots of powdercoating. Now to build a skid plate and racks for my aluminum pannier boxes.



OK I am jealous! ENJOY your trips in the future! and please share more pictures!
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #62
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I worked on it a bit more today. I'd been keeping these aluminum boxes in my shop for a long time hoping to use them on a future project. I mocked them up, but they're just too big for this bike I think.



So I kind of changed direction and starting building a rack.




Still a long way to go on it, but I'm getting the overall size nailed down.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:20 AM   #63
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Happy Trail out of Idaho might have the panniers that would work for the RE.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #64
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Very nice!

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #65
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RE of FtW

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Perry sold the RE dealership, which is now on the west side of Fort Worth on I-30 near Northern Tool. Royal Enfield of Fort Worth is, I think, the only single-line RE dealership in America at the moment.
They have a ad in the DfW Craig's list " Call us Royal Enfield of Ft. Worth, no texts or emails. Thank you, 817-266-9143"

I have been thinking of one for a long time. Will check them out and see if they have a military one like the old ones.

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #66
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Cat Daddy your RE looks truly amazing!! You have an eye for detail and have made that bike look spot on.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #67
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They have a ad in the DfW Craig's list " Call us Royal Enfield of Ft. Worth, no texts or emails. Thank you, 817-266-9143"

I have been thinking of one for a long time. Will check them out and see if they have a military one like the old ones.

They do have an olive one when I was down there a few days ago.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #68
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The OE sprocket is non-detachable from the brake hub. The first sprocket replacement will necessitate the replacement of the brake hub, although the replacement parts are fully swappable and you can then change out sprockets without the added cost of a brake hub each time.
This is untrue, at least from my experience. The sprocket is one big cast unit which sits in the cush drive. It's pretty stupidly designed, but at least for me is a unit and the replacement is the same.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:50 AM   #69
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I'm getting mine to look like I had envisioned.

Aggressive tires, ceramic coated muffler and exhaust, lots of powdercoating. Now to build a skid plate and racks for my aluminum pannier boxes.

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Thanks for photos. Where did you get the ceramic coated pipes?
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:22 AM   #70
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Thanks for photos. Where did you get the ceramic coated pipes?
That is the factory pipe that I ceramic coated.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #71
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love what you did to your desert storm.
what size are the tires and where did you get the slip on exhaust.
i am looking at the same bike tomorrow.
thanks
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #72
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The tires are 3.50-18 front and 4.00-18 rear. Mine are Shinkos. The muffler is a slip on I got from Dennis Kirk for about 75 dollars. I think it's an Emgo. I had to slightly sand the lead pipe a bit and have my wife use a block of wood and large mallet to get the muffler up onto the front pipe. It fits quite snug.

If you're looking to follow down my road, I want to mention one thing. My bike is a normal C5 with 18 inch wheels front and rear. They have made a running change to what the call the "Special" which has a bit different fork and 19 inch front wheel. It's said to help stability. I guess you can buy a similar size and look tire for a 19 inch wheel, I never researched it though. Depending on how long your bike has been on the showroom, it could be either.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #73
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I just noticed I never updated my rack pictures. Everyone likes to see a rack !

Anyway, I got it all finished and powdercoated it to match the rest of the black bits I did on the bike.







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Old 05-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #74
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NICE RACK!
Seriously though... very nice! how long did it take you to fab and powder coat?
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #75
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NICE RACK!
Seriously though... very nice! how long did it take you to fab and powder coat?
Probably about 4 hours to do one now. The first one took longer with the head scratching and waiting for divine inspiration. The local dealer is in heat for me to make him a bunch of them but he wants them for 50 bucks each. I'm not set up streamilned enough to turn them out that cheaply. So everytime he sees my bike he gets pissed off that I won't go all China and turn out a few hundred for peanuts.
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